7 Amazing Ship Launches


When you finish building a ship you still have to get it into the water! Just check out these incredible launches and see for yourself. It’ll make you wonder why in the hell anyone would stand so close to these behemoths.Ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water. It is a naval tradition in many cultures, dating back thousands of years. It has been observed as a public celebration and a solemn blessing.In addition to the size and weight of the vessel, ship launching imposes stresses on the ship not met during normal operation, and represents a considerable engineering challenge, in addition to a public spectacle.